Arguments about whether tracks or duals are the best option for getting power to the ground in farming will go on for ever, but duals are the staple on tractors in New Zealand.
Some tractors never die, and look at this Israel-made mixer wagon in Germany, churning out feed to suit the farmer’s typically intensive European dairy production.
Sales of tractors are up 17% on this time last year and could set a record by year-end, says NZ Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president John Tulloch.
The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has won Tractor of the Year 2019 and Best Design 2019 at the EIMA International farm equipment show in Bologna, Italy.
Ross and Averill Smart have relied on Deutz Fahr tractors to help run their Mid Canterbury cropping farm for the past 35 years.
Most heavy-duty post drivers require a heavy-duty or substantial tractor to carry the implements on the three-point linkage.
The latest 5G series from John Deere takes the tried-and-tested route: a wide range of formats for all horticultural and viticulture scenarios.
The world's tractor market looked healthy in 2017, with 2.1 million sales – up about 13% on the 2016 total of 1.9 million units.
Challenger has unveiled the next-generation MT700 Series track tractors, said to deliver more performance, ride comfort, operating efficiency and onboard intelligence to maximise productivity and profitability.